U-M faculty suspend Jim Harbaugh amid sign-stealing scandal
University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh is suspended for the three remaining games of the 2023 regular season as a result of the Wolverines football program’s violation of the Big Ten sportsmanship policy. Big Ten confirmed the program conducted “an impermissible, in-person scouting operation over multiple years.” Harbaugh’s suspension, which included Saturday’s game against Penn State, despite which No. 3-ranked Michigan still beat No. 10 Penn State 24-15. Offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore filled in for Harbaugh and expressed his support after the game.
The sanctions from the conference stem from a university football staff member’s “organized, extensive, years-long in-person advance scouting scheme that was impermissible.” Although the conference stated that Harbaugh was unaware of the impermissible nature of the sign-stealing scheme and is allowed to attend practices and other football team activities, he cannot be present in the stadium on game days.
The controversy comes after allegations of stolen signals, which the Big Ten conference is investigating. The University of Michigan was “dismayed” at the conference’s decision to rush to judgment before a complete investigation was conducted. According to Athletic Director Warde Manuel, they are seeking a fair and complete investigation before any judgment is delivered.
As a response, the University of Michigan has filed an emergency motion to grant a temporary restraining order against the Big Ten. The statement expressed the school’s willingness to defend Harbaugh’s right to coach the football team at the hearing on Friday. The Big Ten conference expressed disappointment that the university decided to seek a temporary restraining order and the situation is ongoing.
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